Santa Cruz hosts Relay For Life tomorrow

Yulit Gordon, president of Jamaica Cancer Society, says cancer
screening awareness is on the up. (PHOTOS: GREGORY BENNET)

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — As part of the drive to increase awareness and raise money to fight cancer, the St Elizabeth Branch of the Jamaica Cancer Society will hosts its inaugural Relay For Life late Saturday to early Sunday morning. The event will be held at the Social Development Commissi ... Read More

Philanthropist Ruthlin Seymour (left), Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, and Principal
Latoya Reeves cut the ribbon to officially open Seymour Edwards Infant School in May Pen,
Clarendon on November 5, 2015. New infant school opens in May Pen
SIXTY INFANTS and their parents are happy for the recent opening of the new Seymour Edwards Infant S ... Read More

A policeman tries to calm citizens during Let’s have dialogue
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Taxi operators in this south central town, local police commanders ... Read More

Daryl Vaz (file photo) VAZ: Invest JEEP, Heroes Circle fencing money in health sector
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth -- Opposition Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz says he is not disrespecting d ... Read More

VAZ says PNP internal polls show party trailing JLP

Tuesday, November 17, 2015    

VAZ... the minister’s track
record has been mainly
characterisd by a lack of
knowledge of what is taking
place in the health sector

"They did two polls and I challenge them (PNP) to tell me I am lying... One pollster says (PNP) are six points behind (the JLP) and one pollster says they are four points behind," Vaz told a St Elizabeth South Western constituency meeting at the Newell High School on Sunday evening. He reminded Labourites that, just a few weeks ago, polls had shown the two parties "were neck and neck". Vaz said the controversial offer by the British government to help construct a new prison in Jamaica on condi ... Read More

Star Grill: Four years and counting

Monday, November 16, 2015    

Nickiesha Barnes in performance. (PHOTOS: Gregory Bennett)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- In 2011 Star Grill opened its doors in Mandeville, doubling as a fine-dining and quick-service restaurant. Pledging its commitment to "innovation with a customer-centric focus", Star Grill has earned a reputation as one of the 'go-to' eateries. Alongside diversified menu options and a pleasant ambience the establishment this year made a broader contribution through community outreach. In an effort towards sustainable development, Star Grill collaborated for a mass tr ... Read More

Bunting announces start-up of ICT facility

Monday, November 16, 2015    

The ICT facility on Ward Avenue in Mandeville.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- For Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting it's a case of "promise made, promise kept". As talk intensifies of early parliamentary elections, Bunting is referring to the start-up of ICT operations at a 70,000 square foot facility on Ward Avenue in Mandeville. A major ICT facility for this south central town was promised by the People's National Party (PNP) in the build up to the December 2011 elections which the PNP won. Bunting, who is also minister o ... Read More

Paediatric patients get refurbished learning centre from Flow

Monday, November 16, 2015    

A section of the refurbished learning centre.

MAY PEN, Clarendon -- Paediatric patients at May Pen Hospital now have a newly refurbished facility for education and recreation. Among the beneficiaries are those preparing for the high school entrance exam, GSAT, a news release from the Southern Regional Health Authority said. CEO for the hospital Leon Dixon said a teacher has been assigned to the learning centre as an initiative of the hospital. The Paediatric Ward Learning Centre, which was refurbished by the Flow Foundation at a cost of ... Read More

Technology transforms training at Mandeville Craft Institute

Monday, November 16, 2015    

Science and Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell cuts the ribbon to formally open computer laboratory facilities at Mandeville
Craft Institute. He is assisted by Hugh Cross, CEO of the Universal Service Fund. Looking on (from left) are students of the
institute, Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay (third left) and custos of Manchester, Sally Porteous.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Life just got better for young people receiving HEART Trust/NTA training in housekeeping and food and beverage at the Mandeville Craft Institute on Grove Road in this south central town. They have benefitted from the installation at their vocational service centre of the Universal Service Fund's 235th Community Access Point (CAP), complete with 14 state-of-the-art computers and accessories, as well as fast, efficient Internet services. The project cost just under $4 mi ... Read More

Central Jamaica events diary

Monday, November 16, 2015    

A diary

Wednesday, November 18 Social Development Commission Community Awards Tropics View Hotel Hatfield, Manchester 3:30 pm Saturday, November 21 Lions Club of Mandeville and Central Medics Fundraising Concert Belair School Auditorium Mandeville Showtime 7:00 pm Proceeds in aid of Southern Regional Health Authority Histopathology Lab Fund and Windsor Lodge Children's Home. Sunday, November 22 Rotary Club of Mandeville Rotary Roast Fundraiser Brooks Park Mandeville Midday - 6:00 pm W ... Read More

Projects Abroad tops up service on World Homeless Day

Monday, November 16, 2015    

Meals being served to the homeless ‘restaurant-style’.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- International non-government organisation Projects Abroad Jamaica headquartered here, has been in the island for the last seven years. Communities and institutions in Manchester, St Elizabeth, and St James have primarily been the beneficiaries of varying projects undertaken. However, a campaign by the group to sensitise the public and boost support for homeless people which peaked on World Homeless Day, October 10, has resulted in the service being extended beyond its ... Read More

Invest and build wealth, Bunting tells women's conference

Monday, November 16, 2015    

A section of the audience at the conference at Mandeville Hotel.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- National security minister and investment banker Peter Bunting says understanding the intricacies of investing is important to building wealth. He was among speakers discussing pathways to empowerment at a recent conference of more then 200 women at Mandeville Hotel. Bunting told the conference, titled 'Fabulous, Fashionable & Financially Focused', how he earned his wealth through creating value for shareholders and "cashing out" at the right time. He noted that ... Read More

Catholic College of Mandeville honours school principals

Monday, November 16, 2015    

Practicum co-ordinator at the Catholic College of Mandeville
Elrett Gooden addressing the ceremony.

HATFIELD, Manchester -- Underlining the importance of partnership, the Catholic College of Mandeville (CCM) recently held an appreciation ceremony for principals of schools where its teachers-in-training undertake practicum (practical classroom training). Practicum co-ordinator at CCM Elrett Gooden emphasised that school principals had a vital role in nurturing student-teachers and preparing them for a full-time job in the classroom. Gooden used the occasion to provide guidelines and encourage ... Read More

South Central schools dominant in rural football

Monday, November 16, 2015    

Romaine Walsh (right), with
24 goals this season, five
since the second round,
is Manchester High’s
leading man.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Three schools from the mid-island parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, and St Elizabeth will go in search of the rural area double when the ISSA/Flow schoolboy football competition resumes on Wednesday. And with Clarendon College relinquishing their daCosta Cup crown, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) have now been installed as the overwhelming title favourites after they emerged from the quarter-final round with the most impressive record. The Santa Cruz-base ... Read More



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